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A Soldier Should Never Be Second Guessed In The Fog Of War

There are way too many liberals in the upper echelons of the military, hell the ass kissing you have to do to get those stars encourages liberalism. The problem with that is, in the fog of war I as a American want our soldiers to not have to think about lawyers, and Democrats in Washington DC, I want them to think about protecting their lives and the lives of the men and women around them. I am thoroughly disgusted with the actions of soldiers who denigrate the military because of horrendous actions however I will not sit in judgement of our men and women whose actions were in protection of their lives. The story of Ilario Pantano a marine who begged to be allowed into the Marines at age 31 is one of those times that the liberals rushed to destroy a man to build up a narrative that the military is bad It Appears Our Military Men And Women Are Guilty Before Proven Innocent

Lt. Pantano fatally shot two insurgents in Iraq’s so-called “Triangle of Death” during a raid on an insurgent hideout in 2004. He said he fired as they rushed toward him. A disgruntled sergeant said he shot them in the back.
“When the remains arrived, I didn’t expect the large crowds of people to [be] present at the mortuary. Most were NCIS agents and various representatives of the Marines. Prior to the exams, there was much discussion concerning the case, talk of court-martial, prosecution and being guilty. The image that came to my mind … was that of a lynch mob: ‘Let’s make an example of him.’ ” – William C. Rodriguez III, Forensic anthropologist“When the remains arrived, I didn’t expect the large crowds of people to [be] present at the mortuary. Most were NCIS agents and various representatives of the Marines. Prior to the exams, there was much discussion concerning the case, talk of court-martial, prosecution and being guilty. The image that came to my mind … was that of a lynch mob: ‘Let’s make an example of him.’ ” – William C. Rodriguez III, Forensic anthropologist

At the Dover morgue a year later, Mr. Rodriguez was troubled by all the murmuring of “guilty” he heard from investigators as he began to scrutinize the skeletons of Ali Hamaady Kareem and Tahah Ahmead Hanjil.

He also wondered why the Marine Corps lodged premeditated murder charges against Lt. Pantano without benefit of an autopsy of the two dead men — the chore he was now performing after the officer endured a grueling pretrial hearing.

“I think there was a rush to judgment,” Mr. Rodriguez, who retired last month, told The Washington Times.

“In a case like this, if I was charged with something, I would insist that the forensic evidence be looked at before I would be found guilty. They were looking at really going after him, making an example of him.

“People were kind of second-guessing the soldier in the field in a wartime situation. That to me, personally, upset me for people try to second-guess a soldier who’s in the field facing danger every day, not knowing who is their friend or foe.”

Mr. Rodriguez is taking the unusual step for a military medical examiner of going public in his criticism. He wrote a letter to Mr. Pantano in April, telling him how for years he had felt bitterness over how the Corps and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) treated him.

“I openly expressed on numerous occasions to my colleagues in the office, including a NCIS agent assigned to our office, that I found it unconscionable to bring charges against you with simple hearsay,” he wrote.

“I informed the NCIS agent and others in the office that the remains of the two deceased Iraqis should be exhumed and examined, as that is the only way one can scientifically prove what happened.”

He wrote about the day he examined shattered bone and bullet residue to try to determine where Lt. Pantano’s shots entered the bodies.

When the remains arrived, I didn’t expect the large crowds of people to [be] present at the mortuary,” Mr. Rodriguez said. “Most were NCIS agents and various representatives of the Marines.

I encourage you to please go read the rest of this horror story that Lt. Pantano had to endure because this man is running for office as a Congressman and he more then deserves our support A Donation As A Thank You For Protecting We The People Is Certainly Earned

JadedByPolitics
Whoever has his enemy at his mercy & does not destroy him is his own enemy

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